For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to travel.
Exploring new places, and experiencing different cultures has always fascinated me. From the first time I left Kenya, I have felt at home wherever I went - regardless of how much of a misfit I was there. My eagerness to learn what I could about the new place overtook my fear of being surrounded by so much unfamiliarity; I would try my best to catch every sound and take in everything I possibly could with my eyes before I had to look away and keep moving.
It hadn't occurred to me that not everyone feels this way until a friend asked me,
"How do you do it? How are you so comfortable living among strangers in a foreign land? Don't you get scared at all? Don't you hate the feeling of being away from everything that's so familiar to you?"